s skippy the bush kangaroo: October 2015

skippy the bush kangaroo

Saturday, October 31, 2015

the monster mash

japan's largest crime syndicate cancels annual halloween celebrations amid yakuzi strife

darth vader not allowed to vote in ukrainian election

10 misconceptions, myths and outright lies about halloween

spooky scary skeletons, from the bible to tumblr

welcome to the internet of paranoia

puppy-sized spider with fangs that pierce bone discovered in south america

42 bad ass feminist costumes for halloween

kittens recreate classic horror films
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Friday, October 30, 2015

friday night (going down in flames)

sorry, kids! no more nudes at playboy!

the spectator knew last year that the u.s. supplied trucks to isis

china is now the worst in the world for internet freedom

racists urge boycott if star wars vii

turkey is the next failed state in the middle east

there's a pumpkin pie shortage looming in america

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

santa barbara's on fire....again

great info and photos up on the twitter using #gibraltarfire

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thursday night

it's getting harder to move beyond a minimum wage job

sen. sherrid brown pushes for action on bill to lower drug prices

5 examples of glaring united states hypocrisy

too many classic films are locked in studios' vaults

in praise of meaningless work: mindfulness mantras are the latest tool of corporate control

ukraine: darth vader for mayor

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

wednesday nights

how did the democrats become the favorites of the rich?

do-called 'green' vacations may hurt wildlife

a student loan system stacked against the borrower

authorities demand major internet companies prove their speed

wasted drugs and the creation of superbugs

how california birthed the modern right wing
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

skinny tuesday

7 years later, bush/cheney is still failing in iraq

female members of parliment complain about being arm david cameron's candy

mass arrests outside of chicago's meeting of u.s. police chiefs

how heroin is hitting the foster care system

fcc: no more $14 a minute prison phone calls

why are empires so concerned with ladies' clothing?
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Monday, October 26, 2015

monday morning in crescent city

pro-gun reality: mass murders are good for business

and it's a short trip from 'average joe' to 'active shooter'

about that cosby ebony cover

1/3 of all cactus species in danger of extinction

addiction expert debunks marijuana myths
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Sunday, October 25, 2015

environmental news stories sunday

for those little stories you may not have read in any of hillary's d**n emails.

how canada's election will decide the fate of the world if voters oust prime minister stephen harper's conservatives, they'll be voting for a whole new climate policy and potentially tipping the scales of december's paris summit on global warming. - foreign policy

california democrats on the house oversight and government reform committee requested a department of justice investigation into exxon mobil on wednesday. - new republic

a six-year study finds children living in highly polluted parts of cities have up to 10 per cent less lung capacity than normal, with warnings the damage could be permanent. - the telegraph

when bobbie pauley took the stand more than two weeks ago to testify against former massey energy ceo don blankenship, the only female miner at massey’s upper big branch talked about struggling with poor ventilation and working under dangerous roof conditions. the gazette mail

incredibly, when president obama came to charleston on wednesday to seek cures for west virginia’s drug overdose crisis, republican leaders accused obama of causing the crisis. by enforcing pollution laws, they argued, the white house decimated the coal industry and left southern coal towns in poverty and despair, vulnerable to rampaging narcotics.  the gazette mail

exxon sowed doubt about climate science for decades by stressing uncertainty. collaborating with the bush-cheney white house, exxon turned ordinary scientific uncertainties into weapons of mass confusion - inside climate news

women, children, refugees bear brunt of mauritania food crisis. women and children are bearing the brunt of a malnutrition and hunger crisis in mauritania, while tens of thousands of malian refugees face food shortages due to a lack of funding.- reuters

radioactive materials stolen from los alamos national laboratory. federal officials are investigating the theft of radioactive materials from an area at los alamos national laboratory set aside for contaminated waste – among them a bandsaw that registered 500 times the allowable limit of contamination. - albuquerque journal

greenwave ocean farming model scoops $100,000 sustainability prize. a commercial fisherman who admitted to once pillaging the oceans has won the 2015 fuller challenge with a system that only grows restorative crops, such as seaweed and shellfish. - the guardian

after sunscreen protects humans it massacres coral reefs. a new study finds that a single drop in a small area is all it takes for the chemicals in the lotion to mount an attack - wapo

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come sunday

no savings are found from welfare drug tests

the cost of border security

millennials warming to sanders, cooling to clinton

why men are threatened by smart women

senators who voted against background checks received more pro-gun contributions

7 film adaptations the author hated (for insane reasons)

and rip great actress, star of "the quiet man," "miracle on 34th street," (and our personal favorite, "mclintock!") maureen o'hara
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Saturday, October 24, 2015

shine, shave, shower (it's saturday night)

over 200 new species discovered in the eastern himalayas

the cult of the second amendment

what not to do if you have an emotionally abusive boss

if apple didn't hold $181b overseas, it would owe $59b in taxes

major restaurant chain eliminates tipping in favor of raising salaries

with renewables on the rise, dirty fuels are losing their competitive edge
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Friday, October 23, 2015

friday night

most americans have less than $1000 in savings

wealth doesn't trickle down; it just floods off-shore

our thermostats may be making us sicker

the gotterdammerung caucus

the u.s. is much more violent than other countries

the inner lives of animals
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Thursday, October 22, 2015

thursday morning waking

anti-immigrant activists more prone to terrorism than refugees

america is addicted to guns

fracking disaste: kansas went from 1 earthquake/year to 42 per week

muslims are the new catholics

the price of an oil spill

carly fiorina: corporate loser, presidential loser

and rip comic actor, agent, and star of "i'm dickens, he's fenster," marty ingels
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

wednesday night waltz

10 things that are harder to do in america than buy a gun

how journalism helped lunacy become reality

1000's of medical devices are vulnerable to hacking

the right wing's fake history of the second amendment

why it was easier to be skinny in the 80's

2 lions travel 10,000 miles from the circus to freedom
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

she's leaving on tuesday

nursing homes often bill medicaid for the maximum even when patients don't need it

uber raided by dutch authorities, seen as 'criminal organization'

we are risking a mass extinction of frogs

how opponents of raising the minimum wage pit workers against each other

here's video of the world's first glowing sea turtle

better batteries thru mushrooms

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Monday, October 19, 2015

monday morning eyes

the wet prince of bel air - who is california's biggest water guzzler?

this interactive map shows toxic sites near you

some ants are just plain lazy

all 8,400 apollo moon photos just went online - here are some of our favs

america's gun business by the numbers

and do crows fear death?
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Sunday, October 18, 2015

church on sunday

is stock investing for suckers?

what's called "capitalism" is far from any model if capitalism

washington state considers ending 'virtual license to kill' given to police

the color of debt: how collection suits squeeze black neighborhoods

5 harmful, puritanical myths that keep us mired in self-loathing

plastic-eating worms may offer solution to growing waste problem
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Saturday, October 17, 2015

she knows what to do with a saturday night

gop lawmakers vote to increase unplanned pregnancies

walmart's entire business model is crumbling

moving to sweden has made me a feminist

tennessee's first year of drug testing welfare applicants didn't go very well

ending police militarization, one city at a time

the bizarre dream world of the anti-choice movement

good bacteria may be key to stopping asthma
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Friday, October 16, 2015

friday mourning

1.5 million american families live on $2.00 a day

kids who use computers heavily in school have lower health scores, worldwide study finds

fbi, justice dept. investigating daily sports fantasy business model

police can use illegally obtained evidence against you

farmer digs up bones of wooly mammoth in soy bean field

the campaign about nothing

the island of color blindness

goat refuses to leave tim horton's
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Thursday, October 15, 2015

thursday morning

mecca belongs to all muslims, and saudi arabia shouldn't be allowed to run it

avoid medical bill sticker shock

american slavery, reinvented

survey on women scientists guides respondents to sexist conclusions

how many deaths did volkswagon's emission scandal cause?

it's very expensive to be poor
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

wednesday night prayer

kids who use computers heavily in school have lower health scores, worldwide study finds

meanwhile, the windows 10 privacy debacle rages on

obama makes the nudge department official, and embraces the science of coercion

in praise of meaningless work: mindfulness mantras are the latest tool of corporate control

dea agents keep jobs despite serious misconduct charges

does adult coloring actually have any mental health benefits?
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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

see ya next tuesday

kids in michigan may be drinking water that's tainted with lead

democracy has departed the west

wall streets fears gop could destroy their businesses

tech bus drivers forced to live in their cars to make ends meet

the power of the false narrative

a not-so-fantastical plan to save california from drought with cacti
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Monday, October 12, 2015

monday morning cold

the poor rely on fast food the least

how a $2.7 billion air defense system became a 'zombie' program

global corporate cash piles exceed $15 trillion

16 states have more people in prison than in college housing

the evidence is inconsistant with the mexican government's story on the 43 missing students

disaster capitalism is a permanent way of life for too many americans
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Sunday, October 11, 2015

broken sunday

who's afraid of the big bad populist?

the oath keepers are ready for war with the federal government

the true cost of gun violence

coca cola cheated u.s. tax payers out of $3.3 billion

sao paulo votes to prohibit uber

computer classes for the kindergarden set
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Saturday, October 10, 2015

sentimental saturday

if the gop wants to vote for a business person, can't they at least find a successful one?

artists and cultural leaders for bernie sanders

the u.s. has found a new way to keep immigrant families locked up

you really don't have to work so hard

"i created a fake business and bought an amazing online reputation"

a brief history of toilet based animal attacks
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Friday, October 09, 2015

friday morning

exxon's own decades-old research proves oil's role in global warming

chevron may have to pay billions for dumping toxic waste in the amazon

why were so many education reformers bad students?

pushing back against exhorbitant drug prices

96 cities that are moving away from fossil fuels and towards 100% renewable energy

colorado's marijuana tax revenues are soaring

and rip creole chef paul prudhomme
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Thursday, October 08, 2015

thursday love

insane clown posse's lawsuit against the fbi is back on

gigantic body of water discovered under china's biggest desert

california's drinking water systems are emperiled by failing infrastructure

does windows 10 violate hipaa?

virus in chicken could be linked to obesity

why non-voters matter
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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

wednesday night hop

typical u.s. worker earned more in 1974 than in 2015

time to consider nationalizing the greedy pharmaceutical industry

bomb trains roll on: govt and industry ignore science on crude rail safety

why the constitution is pro-slavery

here's how many gigs are in the gig economy

hey, what happens when you get your period in space?
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Tuesday, October 06, 2015

see you next tuesday

what we should be talking about instead of donald trump

carly fiorina took 4 years to pay staffers from her last campaign

10 cities you don't want to get sick in

friend books were the facebook of the 16th century

a valid way to calculate the age of your heart

1 in 5 female undergrads experience sexual attacks

universal urination duration wins ig noble prize
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Monday, October 05, 2015

monday morning church

cops hold 2 people at gunpoint and force police dog to 'eat' them

what science says about sounding presidential

new evidence the nazis didn't come close to making an atomic bomb

driving makes us dumb, sick and lonely

we need better home energy storage.  these companies are working on it

the dead zones of hypercapitalism in pictures

this will be the biggets supreme court term for reproductive rights since roe v. wade

the drug industry wants you to think martin shkreli is a rogue ceo. he isn't
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Sunday, October 04, 2015

blues on sunday

drivers licenses from four states could soon be useless for getting through airport security

native american tribe wins $940 million in a suit against the feds

the unseen costs of defunding planned parenthood

population of marine species has halved since 1970

could the federal government be forced to offer publicly-funded internet, like the mail?

1,500 pound rogue cow eliding capture for months

nobody is on twitter
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Saturday, October 03, 2015

savin' it up for saturday night

the rise of bullshit jobs

the history of gun rights: a timeline

the community radio station that invited the community to participate

north carolina police chief forced to resign after racist facebook rant

15 mind-blowing facts about wealth and inequality

president does does not like trigger warnings

computers do not improve student results
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Friday, October 02, 2015

friday let me down

debunking the war on police

there have been more gun deaths since 1989 than americans that have died in all the wars in our history

and, since sandy hook, nearly one school shooting a week

black loves matter won't endorse a 2016 candidate

melting permafrost could cause $43 trillion worth of damage

does soccer have a brain trauma problem?

denver canyon closed because too many people take selfies with bears
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Thursday, October 01, 2015

thursday in three movements

investors snap up new houses for rentals

prosecution of white collar crimes is at a 40-year low

are neocons an existential threat?

online security braces for quantum revolution

pro-lifers embarrassed by planned parenthood hearings, call it 'gop freak show'

5 reasons kids in america are falling behind

watch out at work!  robots replace humans in nearly every professional field
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